“I can't believe I said it out loud. The truth doesn't set you free, you know. It makes you feel awkward and embarrassed and defenceless and red in the face and horrified and petrified and vulnerable. But free? I don't feel free. I feel like shit.”
“I can't believe I said it out loud. The truth doesn't set you free, you know. It makes you feel awkward and embarrassed and defenseless and red in the face and horrified and petrified and vulnerable. But free? I don't feel free. I feel like shit.”
“My most obvious twins are:
Will Trombal and Finnikin of Lumatere (pragmatic, a bit dry, and don’t cope well with women).
Tom Mackee/Lucian of the Monts – My editor and I call Lucian, ‘Medieval Tom’. Everything that comes out of their mouths is so, so wrong, but they mean well and I love their relationship with women of any age. Tom has a great place in the lives of Frankie and the gang, as well as with Georgie’s world and his little sister and mum and both nans. Lucian is the same. I loved every one of his scenes in Quintana of Charyn. Apart from Froi, he goes on the biggest emotional journey and it’s the women who take him there. I also think both those lads come from the same gene pool as Santangelo in Jellicoe. All of them live under the shadow of charismatic fathers, and all of them have leadership of some sort thrust upon them.”
—Melina Marchetta | You’ve talked often about how characters in your contemporary novels have “twins” in your fantasy novels…
“So I ring Justine Kalinsky and I say, 'It's Francesca Spinelli,' and she says, 'Francesca, you've got to stop using last names. How are you doing?' and I say 'I feel like shit,' and I don't know how it happens, but by eight o'clock that night I'm lying next to her on the couch with Siobhan and Tara and we're eating junk food and watching a Keanu movie. And I want to stay on that couch for the rest of my life.”